Special Events

2018 SRA Biennial Meeting

Funding Opportunities with U.S. Government Agencies and Foundations
Thursday, April 12: 1:15pm-2:15pm
Marquette Ballroom [Exhibit Hall – Foundation & Federal Agency Section] (Second Floor)

While posters will be on display throughout the biennial meeting in the Exhibit Hall, representatives will be at their posters on Thursday, April 12: 1:15pm-2:15pm to meet with attendees and answer questions about funding opportunities.

2018 Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 12: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom-Salon D (Third Floor)

The 2018 SRA Business Meeting is open to all attendees. A brief report on the state of the Society will be given. Please join us to learn more about SRA and offer your input to the organization. The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the Business Meeting to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of adolescence. Be sure to stay for the Welcome Reception immediately following!

2018 Biennial Awards Recipients

Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 12: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Floor)

All attendees are invited to attend this event that follows the Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Honor SRA 2018 Award recipients and enjoy refreshments. Here’s an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and former colleagues and meet people from other universities or countries who may share your research interests. Cash bars will be available.

Screenagers
Thursday, April 12: 8:30pm-10:00pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom C (Third Floor)

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

Plan to end your evening by watching this interesting movie – popcorn and a cash bar will be available!

L. Monique WardDiscussant: L. Monique Ward, Ph.D.
L. Monique Ward is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, where she teaches courses on Developmental Psychology, and on Children, Adolescents, and the Media. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D from UCLA. Dr. Ward’s research focuses on media effects on gender development and sexual socialization, with particular attention to effects of sexual objectifying media, effects for emerging adult women, and effects for Black youth. She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Developmental Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Media Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, and Psychology of Women Quarterly. Dr. Ward served as a member of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls, and currently serves on the editorial board of 4 scholarly journals. She is the 2017 recipient of The Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Award from the APA Committee on Women in Psychology


Special Poster Session and Reception
Adolescence in the Context of Domestic and Global Diversity
Friday, April 13: 11:45am-1:00pm
Marquette Ballroom [Exhibit Hall] (Second Floor)

This special poster session and reception will focus exclusively on research that addresses diversity issues in adolescence both domestically and internationally. In addition to increasing the visibility of work that focuses on underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; sexual minority youth; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically, socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, this session aims to bring together scholars studying these important populations in an effort to maximize networking opportunities during the conference.

2018 SRA Presidential Address: Moving Toward a Developmental Cultural Neuroscience of Adolescence
Friday, April 13: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom-Salon D (Third Floor)

The study of adolescence has been boosted and transformed by recent developments in neuroscience and related areas. These developments have occurred alongside the growth of a vibrant tradition of research on culture, race-ethnicity, and other aspects of diversity. Yet, with noteworthy exceptions, these two streams of inquiry have generally followed separate paths within our field. This address poses the question of how we might more fully integrate emerging knowledge of adolescent brain development with cultural models of development, with the dual goals of understanding the mechanisms through which culture gets under the skin and is “embrained” and uncovering the implications of this process for youth growing up in distinct cultural contexts.

Lisa CrockettDr. Lisa Crockett is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with expertise in adolescent risk behavior and Latino youth development. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in Human Development from the University of Chicago, and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her works focuses on individual and contextual variables contributing to the development of adolescent risk behavior among European American and Latino youth. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NICHD, NIMH, and NIAAA. She serves on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology, Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, and the Journal of Early Adolescence and has served as associate editor of the Journal for Research on Adolescence. In addition to her faculty role she has held several administrative positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln including Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Presidential Reception
Friday, April 13: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Floor)

All attendees are encouraged to attend this social event that follows the Presidential Address! Connect with old and new friends and colleagues as you enjoy refreshments. Cash bars will be available.

Meet the Scientist Lunch
Saturday, April 14: 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Gallery (Lobby Level)

This ticketed event provides a forum for student members to interact with senior scholars who have central roles in the field of adolescent development and the Society. This event is sold out, but if you are interested in attending, please check at the registration desk for any openings that may have occurred. For more information, visit the Meet the Scientist Lunch page.

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